Five students injured in shooting near Atlanta high school

ATLANTA — Five students were shot near an Atlanta area high school on Tuesday afternoon, although none of the injuries was life threatening, police said.

The shooting occurred near Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta, Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chafee said in an email statement.

The high school was briefly locked down, although the shooting did not take place on its grounds, the Atlanta Public Schools system said.

A 17-year-old suspect has been charged.

Those shot were believed to be students. None of their injuries was life-threatening. The shooting occurred near the school, Chafee said in an emailed statement.

Marcellus Brooks, 17, was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault. A motive had not been established.

All of the injured were in stable condition when they were transported to a hospital, Chafee said.